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Japandroids and Craig Finn don’t need an encore at Portland’s Revolution Hall

The Japandroids looked and sounded like an entirely different band when they last played in Portland in November 2012. At that Wonder Ballroom performance, guitarist Brian King was visibly nervous when he walked onstage. He was breathing heavily and had to scream into the microphone and strike a few power …

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Flea steals the show at the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Portland concert

The legendary Los Angeles-based group the Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring in support of their 11th studio album “The Gateway.” This is the second album that the band has released since guitarist Josh Klinghoffer replaced long-time member John Frusciante in 2009. Many fans worried that the band’s material …

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St. Patrick’s Day starter kit: Everything you’ll need to feel the luck of the Irish

As winter term’s stress-filled dead week comes to a close, many students are looking for any type of distraction they can to relieve them from their school-induced anxiety. Thankfully, there’s good news. St. Patrick’s day is this Friday. Although there may not be the usual wild party atmosphere you’d expect …

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Culture on campus: Cultural nights at UO allow students to share their heritage

Leaving home is a huge transition for many college students. It’s one thing for students to leave behind their mother’s home cooking, the familiarity of their rooms and the comfort of their families. But for others, leaving home means leaving behind part of themselves. At the University of Oregon, ASUO …

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Video: YouTube musicians Alex Aiono and William Singe perform in Portland

YouTubers Alex Aiono and William Singe came together for a collaborative performance on “The Changes Tour.” Rising to fame via their unique covers of popular R&B/hip hop hits, both Aiono and Singe are not only performing said covers live, but debuting their own new music. They performed to a sold-out …

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Vince Staples wows crowd with stunning visuals at the Roseland Theater Wednesday night

Last week, when the Emerald spoke with Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, he hinted that his upcoming performance at the Roseland Theater will be a not-to-miss event and boy was he not kidding. New wave female vocalist/rapper Kilo Kish — who is touring with Staples for the entirety of his …

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10 do’s and don’ts of campus barhopping

Before you step out into the campus bar scene, check out this list of do’s and don’ts as a guide to conquering (and surviving) the night.  DO: Bring cash money An unfortunate situation that seasoned campus bar-hoppers can attest to are the countless times debit or credit cards have disappeared …

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Dimond Saints impressive performance overshadowed by lack of visual effects Friday night

Oakland-based EDM duo Dimond Saints drew a sizeable audience at WOW Hall on Friday night. The group just kicked off the tour after releasing its third studio album “Prism In The Dark” earlier this month. Dimond Saints comprises DJs An-ten-nae and Releece. The duo has made a significant impact on the …

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Things to do this week: Jan. 19-25: Inside Science with Robert Krulwich, Eugene Women’s March, Hell’s Belles with Brownout, and The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told

Saturday, Jan. 21: Inside Science with Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich at Hult Center for Performing Arts (1 Eugene Center), 8 p.m., $23-43, all ages Robert Krulwich from NPR’s Radiolab will be giving a talk at the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for Performing Arts, detailing his work on the …

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Preview: Eugene Musicians Against Sexual Violence host New Year’s Psychedelic Ball at WOW Hall

This New Year’s Eve WOW Hall will hold the Eugene Psychedelic Ball, hosted by Eugene Musicians Against Sexual Violence (EMASV) and sponsored by Oregon Herbal Remedies and High Lights Garden Supply. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the first band performing at 7:20 p.m, and the music will last until …

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Things to do this week: Nov. 24-30 Turkey Trot, German Fall Festival, Nutcracker, Grateful Dead jam

Thursday, Nov. 24: Turkey Trot Eugene starting at Valley River Center (293 Valley River Center), 9 a.m., $25 registration at event On Thanksgiving morning, before you get weighed down with a belly full of turkey and stuffing, Valley River Center will be hosting the Turkey Trot Eugene. The event will …

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Goldroom and Autograf Perform for a Small Audience in an Intimate Venue

The small gathering of only 23 people made Goldroom and Autograf’s concert at HiFi Music Hall very intimate and lighthearted on the day after the 2016 election. While protests have been occurring around town and certainly across the nation last night, the mood inside of HiFi was carefree and friendly …

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UO Stand-Up society moves open-mic nights to Falling Sky

There’s a lot of pressure for students to go out on weekends and make the most of their educational experience outside of the classroom. Not every career can be learned in a classroom and college offers a lot of easy opportunities to participate in a variety of clubs. Sometimes this …

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Zeds Dead gives lackluster performance at McDonald Theater

Just picture this: two hundred coked-up, Molly-d out ravers waiting for forty minutes between sets. That’s what happened on Saturday night at the McDonald Theater after the second act, Big Wild, finished his set. It took Zeds Dead forty minutes to appear on stage. To make matters worse, Zeds Dead’s …

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The ultimate Halloween costume etiquette guide

Halloween weekend is almost upon us, and girls are busy running to Hirons to grab tutus and cat ears, while still trying to not be the most basic bitch on the block. Meanwhile, the guys are waiting until Friday evening to decide which costume will take the least amount of effort possible; …

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Review: Blind Pilot and Margaret Glaspy bring summer back to HiFi Music Hall

On Sunday night, Oregon’s own pride and joy of indie-folk, Blind Pilot, came to the HiFi Music Hall with banjos, upright basses, guitars and lead singer Israel Nebeker’s resonant voice in tow. With its warm and vibrant sound, Blind Pilot made the venue feel like a big family gathering somewhere on …

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Ruby: Don’t Be A Dick – A Guide to Concert Etiquette

Live concerts are supposed to be one of the most special experiences any music enthusiast can have. You get to see your favorite artist mere feet in front of you and listen to their music with dozens (and perhaps even hundreds or thousands) of other people who want to enjoy …

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The Head and the Heart brings a new vibe and unique passion to McDonald Theater

A Sunday evening in Eugene in usually characterized by cramming for quizzes, rushing through homework, or simply recovering from a big gameday weekend. But for concert-goers at McDonald Theater last night, an emotional weekend came to a close with a dynamic performance by The Head and the Heart. The Head …

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Review: A night with Animal Collective at McDonald Theatre

For most people, Monday evening primarily gravitated around a very specific debate between two people, both of whom are competing for the same job. The conversation included whether one believes that climate change was a hoax concocted by the Chinese, how to alleviate the relationship between the black community and …

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Review: Fruit Bats’ blissful show at HiFi Music Hall

The Portland-based indie-rock band Fruit Bats certainly deserves your attention, even if the name doesn’t always ring a bell. Even the HiFi doorman cordially greeted me: “’Sup, man? You here to see Fruit Flies?” In terms of masterful, textured arrangements and poetic, elegant lyrics, Fruit Bats are arguably the closest …

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Things to do this week: Stone Soup Book Signing, UO Flock Party, Ducks vs. Buffaloes

Featured: Fruit Bats coming to HiFi Music Hall this Friday “Fruit Bats has always been one of those bands [that has] never been the biggest band in the world, but we tend to get a lot of props from other big, notable bands,” Eric D. Johnson, Fruit Bats’ singer-songwriter, told …

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Things to do this week: Ducks v. Cavs, Joseph at HiFi, Mad Decent Block Party

Featured: Red Wagon opens in EMU this Tuesday Red Wagon Creamery will open a new location on campus this Tuesday, Sept. 6, on the bottom floor of the EMU. Red Wagon started as a pushcart that sold ice cream in Kesey Square back in 2011, but now operates out of …

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Things to do this week: Aggies vs Ducks, Malala Yousafzai, Wilco

Featured: Oregon Ducks vs. UC Davis Aggies at Autzen Stadium (2700 MLK Jr. Blvd) — Game begins at 2 p.m. The University of California – Davis Aggies (2-9 in the 2015 season) are facing off with the Oregon Ducks (2015 record: 9-4) at Autzen Stadium this Saturday in the first game …

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A few pointers for getting into Eugene’s music scene

Eugene doesn’t see as much live music as it should; a lot of major bands skip over our humble town, stopping in Portland and San Francisco but nowhere in between. But scanning the local music listings to see what’s coming to bars and venues will only give you a cursory …

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Things to do this week: Project Pabst, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Thomas Mapfumo

Featured: MusicFest Northwest Presents Project Pabst this weekend in Portland, Aug. 26-28. This weekend marks the first collaboration between Portland’s two biggest music festivals, Project Pabst and Musicfest Northwest, which are joining forces for an epic lineup as one entity, MFNW Presents Project Pabst. The two-day, two-stage festival takes place …

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This Week in Eugene: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Little Women, People Under the Stairs

Online Feature: Local band VCR releases debut album on cassette. See our audio slideshow at Dailyemerald.com.               On a cool April night, the band members of VCR — Chase Clark, Emma Hurt and Tyler Howard — climb into Clark’s 1994 Buick Regal Sport. This ride has …

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Reclaiming Pride: After Orlando, pride means something different in Eugene

  After the mass shooting earlier this summer in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub that left 49 people dead and 53 injured, Bill Sullivan had “flashbacks.” Sullivan, a Eugene resident, and LGBTQ activist, said he recalled when a New Orleans bar called the UpStairs Lounge was attacked by an arsonist in a …

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Preview: Whiteaker Block Party celebrates its 10th anniversary with a bang and lots of beer

It’s been ten years since the first Whiteaker Block Party. Since then, it’s blossomed from a small community gathering to “Eugene’s Biggest Summer Event”: an extravaganza with 11 (!) music stages and everything else from carnival games to spoken word to lots and lots of beer. This year’s event will …

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